Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Date opened July 1, 1969[1]
Location Holderness, New Hampshire, USA
Coordinates 43°44′02″N 71°35′22″W / 43.73389°N 71.58944°W / 43.73389; -71.58944Coordinates: 43°44′02″N 71°35′22″W / 43.73389°N 71.58944°W / 43.73389; -71.58944
Website www.nhnature.org

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (SLNSC) is an environmental education center and zoo founded in 1966 and opened to the public on July 1, 1969. SLNSC is located in Holderness, New Hampshire, USA. The mission of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.

The science center uses live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, to educate visitors about the natural world. Using the outdoors as a classroom and native New Hampshire animals as teaching ambassadors, the science center teaches the ecological concepts of adaptations, populations, interrelationships, and habitats.[2]

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Planning for the center started in 1965, and 180 acres (73 ha) for the center was purchased in 1966 with money raised from the community.[3] The center was opened to the public on July 1, 1969.[1]

In September 2006, the center was accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It is the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England.[4][1]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Holderness, New Hampshire - small zoo and wildlife center". city-data.com. City Data. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Who We Are". nhnature.org. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Timeline". nhnature.org. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "List of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums". aza.org. AZA. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 

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